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Seven dead as high-speed train derails in France

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Even as the country is still in shock over the terror attacks in Paris in which about 153 people were killed, seven people have lost their lives after a high-speed TGV train derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg in France officials say.
The crash happened during a test run in the town of Eckwersheim, on a new Paris-Strasbourg line.
Reports say technicians were on board the train and six people were injured.
The injured were taken to hospital by helicopters.

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The AFP news agency quotes the Alsace regional prefecture as saying the derailment happened due to “excessive speed”

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